In the artist's "ACT" series, he collaborated with young adults expressing their joy and exuberance for life, despite being challenged by an array of physical disabilities.

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Signature
Sticker label, Signed, titled, dated and editioned on label verso
Frame
Included
Series
ACT

Best know for his images that capture the poetic expressionism of bodies in motion, Denis Darzacq’s varied series all share a preoccupation with duality and incongruity — nature and culture, digital versus human, creation versus consumption. His popular "La Chute" (2005-2006) and "Hyper" (2007-2009) documented dancers flying and falling in unusual contortions, mirroring the anxiety of a generation caught at the sociopolitical crossroads of the times. While a later iteration, "Act" (2008-1011) invited young people with disabilities to express freedom from limitations by performing in a similar manner. More recently with "Doublemix" (2014-2015) and "Contreformes" (2017), a new formalism has emerged but the photo/sculpture experimentations are still as much a commentary about consumerism and life in the digital age as they are about aesthetics. With an allegorical sensibility and collaborative spirit, Darzacq fluently alternates between documentary and abstraction capturing the cultural consciousness of a world in flux.

Selected exhibitions
2021
Denis DarzacqGalerie RX
2015
Faces Now: European Portrait Photography since 1990Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR)
2012
DENIS DARZACQ: ACT - Meditations on the Disabled BodyLaurence Miller Gallery
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Lila Derridj, Paris, France, 2009

Chromogenic print, framed
35 × 49 in
88.9 × 124.5 cm
Edition of 8
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$9,000
Location
New York
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In the artist's "ACT" series, he collaborated with young adults expressing their joy …

Medium
Signature
Sticker label, Signed, titled, dated and editioned on label verso
Frame
Included
Series
ACT

Best know for his images that capture the poetic expressionism of bodies in motion, Denis Darzacq’s varied series all share a preoccupation with duality and incongruity — nature and culture, digital versus human, creation versus consumption. His popular "La Chute" (2005-2006) and "Hyper" (2007-2009) documented dancers flying and falling in unusual contortions, mirroring the anxiety of a generation caught at the sociopolitical crossroads of the times. While a later iteration, "Act" (2008-1011) invited young people with disabilities to express freedom from limitations by performing in a similar manner. More recently with "Doublemix" (2014-2015) and "Contreformes" (2017), a new formalism has emerged but the photo/sculpture experimentations are still as much a commentary about consumerism and life in the digital age as they are about aesthetics. With an allegorical sensibility and collaborative spirit, Darzacq fluently alternates between documentary and abstraction capturing the cultural consciousness of a world in flux.

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